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Under the pen name of Chrome Oxide I write humorous science fiction and fantasy. However, I've been accused of writing murder mysteries since I murder the English language and it's a mystery how I get published.

When people ask why I write humorous science fiction and fantasy, I explain that my reality check bounced.

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Writers are always looking for ways to improve their writing. So I decided to add a writers resources page to my web site. Here are a collection of links to tutorials and software that may ease the writing process.

Feel free to suggest your favorite resources.

Word Count
Advice/Tutorials - general
Classes   Plotter vs Pantser   POV/Character/Heros and Villains   Love and Death   Humor   Show vs. Tell   World Building   Quote vs. Copy - Plagiarism   Editing   Reviews   Exercises   Conferences/Groups   Marketing/Promotion   Publish or Perish  
Online Tools
Offline Tools

Future of the Book Publishing Industry
Kristine Kathryn Rusch Business Musings: The Trainwreck
Kristine Kathryn Rusch Business Musings: Brandon’s Kickstarter

Book Acknowledgement

I blame all of you. Writing this book has been an exercise in sustained suffering. The casual reader may, perhaps, exempt herself from excessive guilt, but for those of you who have played the larger role in prolonging my agonies with your encouragement and support, know who you are, and you owe me.

Brendan Pietsch, assistant professor of religious studies at Nazarbayev University in Astana, Kazakhstan
Dispensational Modernism, published by Oxford University Press


Journal Of Universal Acceptance for those of you who feel they are getting too many rejection slips for their submissions.

Journal Of Universal Rejection for those of you who don't feel they are getting enough rejection slips for their submissions.

Tin House How To Interpret Your Rejection Letters

Writing Career
Unconventional Wisdom No, you probably don’t have a book in you - A literary agent on why your good story isn’t likely to be a bestseller.

Other Rejections
Writers Digest Manuscript Rejection Feedback: 3 Critiques to Heed (and 2 to Ignore)
G. Scott Huggins The Importance Of Rejecting Rejection
Mythic Scribe Give Up: You’ll Never Be Published
Online College 50 Iconic Writers Who Were Repeatedly Rejected
Chicago Writers Associaton - Write City Blog Dear Publisher: Notes from a Disgruntled Rejectee
Early Bird Books 15 Famous Books That Were Initially Rejected

Famous Rejection Letters
Nielsen Hayden Slushkiller - rejection letters and responses.
Ursula K. Le Guin rejection letter for Hugo and Nebula award winning Left Hand of Darkness
Business Insider 6 Famous People Who Have Received Brutal Rejection Letters
Aerogramme Writers' Studio 12 Famous Writers on Literary Rejection
AbeBooks 24 Tales from the Slush Pile: Rejected Bestsellers
Mental Floss 10 Rejection Letters Sent to Famous People
examiner The 50 best author vs. author put-downs of all time
Book Baby Unlucky Breaks: Famous Writers Who Suffered Slings, Arrows, And Misfortune

Homework Rejection Letters
Timothy McSweeney Eight Excuses I Have Told My Son to Use for His Failure to Hand in English Homework, Excuses I Have Learned are Acceptable During a Thirty-Year Career in Journalism, Books, and Film.

How To Handle Rejection Letters
No Wasted Ink Making a Game out of Rejection by Loren Rhoads


Submission Guidelines
The Belladonna How Dare You Submit to Our Literary Journal
Equinox Six Common Submission Mistakes and How to Avoid Them


Writing - Getting Paid - Finances
Monster Hunter Nation Fisking the HuffPo, because writers need to GET PAID
Authors Guild Why Is It So Goddamned Hard to Make a Living as a Writer Today?
Kristine Kathryn Rusch Business Musings: Licensing Opportunities
D'Amore-McKim Northeastern University A Freelancer’s Guide to Taxes and Business
SFWA Contracts Committee
Scribe Media Book Royalties 101: How They Work (Complete Guide)

Writing - Getting Paid - Fan Support - Crowd Funding
The Balance - Small Business The 7 Best Crowdfunding Sites of 2021
Investopedia The 6 Top Crowdfunding Platforms of 2021
Crowdfunding Comparing the Top Online Fundraising and Crowdfunding Platforms
GoFundMe for individuals
IndieGoGo for all reasons
Ko-fi The friendly way for fans to support your work
Patreon for creative professionals


Writing - Genres
Book Riot A Reader’s Guide To The Different Book Genres
Master Class What Is the Fantasy Genre? History of Fantasy and Subgenres and Types of Fantasy in Literature
Pages & Platforms How to Write a Fantasy Story Using Story Types
fantasy-faction What Makes ‘Epic Fantasy’ Epic?
fantasy-faction Subgenre Bingo - Epic Fantasy
Self-Publishing School What’s What In Science Fiction: A Starter Pack for Sci-Fi Fans & Authors
Self-Publishing School Tips and Tricks for Writing Great Speculative Fiction
Write Practice Literary Genres: Definition and Examples of the 4 Essential Genres and 100+ Subgenres

Market Listings
Ralan's SpecFic & Horror Webstravaganza (free listings)
Freedon With Writing latest open markets (free listings)
Duotrope (fee listings)
Aerogramme Writers Studio Book and Writing News and Resources
Authors Publish 16 Publishers with Excellent Distribution That Accept Unsolicited Submissions
Reedsy Writing Contests
Dreamers Creative Writing - Your Guide to Canadian Literary Submissions -
Submittable Paying Markets, Free Sci-Fi
Kindlepreneur The Best Writing Contests and How to Apply
Kindlepreneur 30 Book Publishing Companies For Authors Without Agents
Alex Acks: Sound and Nerdery Slush v Solicitations: Just tell us where we stand
ProWriting Aid 5 Fantasy Fiction Contests: How to Submit Your Writing and Expand Your Audience
Lit Mag News Roundup Friday Findings: 73 Brand New Literary Magazines! - A list of lit mags created in 2020 or after
Welcome To The Publis... and Other Forms of Insanity Newsleter! 31 Places to Publish Novellas and Long Short Stories - Paying markets
Conservatarian Press
The Loftus Party Conservatarian Press Launches as Publisher for Canceled Authors & Novel
Writer Side Of Life 17 Paying Markets for your Short Stories
Baen Books annual - Jim Baen Memorial Short Story Award
reedsy prompts weekly writing contests
Kindlereneur Writers of the Future Contest: The Ultimate Guide
Niche Pursuits 158 Magazines That Pay For Short Stories
Niche Pursuits Where To Submit Short Stories For Money: 19 Best Websites That Pay You To Write
Angelique Fawns BLOG: various subjects including monthly submission calls
Angelique Fawns January’s Fanciful Open Submission Calls
Authors Publish writing advice and publishing opportunities
Authors Publish 26 Literary Journals Open to Publishing Reprints
Consequence Forum SUBMISSIONS
Dream forge Story Submissions


Word Count
Short Mystery Fiction Society subdivides the shortest categories for their Derringer Awards:

 Flash story:  up to 1000 words
 Short short story:  1001 - 4000 words
 Long short story:  4001-8000 words
 Novelette:  8001-17,500 words

The Science Fiction Writers of America uses these definitions for its Nebula awards:
 Short fiction:  under 7,500 words
 Novelette:  7,500-17,500 words
 Novella:  17,500-40,000 words
 Novel:  40,000 words and up

Writers Digest Word Count for Novels and Children’s Books: The Definitive Post
 adult novel 
 word count 
 below 70,000  too short 
 70,000 - 79,999  might be too short; probably all right 
 80,000 - 89,999  totally cool 
 90,000 - 99,999  generally safe 
 100,000 - 109,999  might be too long; probably all right 
 110,000 or above  too long 

 Microfiction:  100 - 500 words
 Sudden Fiction:  up to 750 words
 Flash Fiction:  up to 1,500 words
 Short story:  2,000 - 5,000 words
 Novelette:  7,500 - 17,500 words
 Novellas:  17,500 - 40,000 words

Writers Digest Word Count for Novels and Children's Books: The Definitive Post
The Write Life A Word Count Guide for 18 Different Book Genres
reedsy How Long Should Your Novel Be? Our Editors Have the Answers
Anne R. Allen's Blog ... With Ruth Harris How Long Should A Book Be? Word Count Guidelines by Genre.
Mythic Scribes Anticipating Story Length


Agent Listings
Agent Query The internet's largest free database of literary agents
Manuscript Wish List
Writers Digest Science Fiction Agents
Lit Rejections US Literary Agencies
Query Tracker helping authors find literary agents and publishers.
Jane Friedman How to Find a Literary Agent for Your Book
Publishing ... and Other Forms of Insanity. Agents Seeking Clients
reedsy The Best Literary Agents Seeking Submissions
reedsy The Best Literary Agents Seeking Submissions (fantasy)
reedsy The Best Literary Agents Seeking Submissions (science fiction)
Portalist How to Query Your Sci-Fi/Fantasy Novel and Get Repped by a Literary Agent

Finding An Agent
Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers Of America How to find a (real!) literary agent
Writer's Relief Author's Submission Service
Publishers Marketplace
Manuscript Wish List
Query Manager
Absolure Write public forums where writers gather and talk
Manuscript Academy

Book Proposals / Agent Letters / Query Letters / Submission
The Wordwise Blog Why We Won't Read Your Manuscript
Jane Friedman The Complete Guide to Query Letters That Get Manuscript Requests
The Steve Laube Agency I Just Deleted Your Proposal without Reading It
Query Shark How To Write Query Letters ... or, really, how to revise query letters so they actually work
write it sideways 25 Reasons Your Query Letter Sucks
write it sideways 15 Resources for a Better Query Letter
Janet Reid, Literary Agent Query Letter checklist
Janet Reid, Literary Agent Effective Query Letters
Janet Reid, Literary Agent Instant Rejection
John M. Cusick A Pretty Much Foolproof, Never-Fail, Silver-Bullet Query Opening
YouTube How to Structure a Winning Query Letter
Publishing ... and Other Forms of Insanity. Publishers Accepting Unagented Manuscripts
A Song Of Joy by Caroline Furlong The Query Letter, Part 1: How to Write a Query for a Short Story
Writers Digest 38 Query Letter Tips From Literary Agents for Writers
reedsy How to Write a Query Letter That Agents Can't Resist
Mythic Scribes How to Write a Query Letter
Liverpool Literary Agency Guide to Writing a Query Letter


Writing Tutorials
John C. Wright, author John C. Wright’s Patented One Session Lesson in the Mechanics of Fiction
John C. Wright, author Wright’s Ten Rules on Writing
Epic Stream How To Become A Writer - The Easy Way - by Neil Gaiman
Ellen Brock, Professional Freelance Novel Editor writing articles and advice
Ellen Brock, Professional Freelance Novel Editor Novel Boot Camp
YouTube Ellen Brock: The Top 5 Mistakes Amateur Writers Make
Mythic Scribes The Art of Fantasy Story Telling
Brandon Sanderson Writing Advice
reedsy 13 Kick-Ass Tips For Writing Fantasy From Professional Fantasy Editors
Goins, Writer How to Begin Writing a Novel When You Don’t Know What to Do
Write To Done unmissable articles on writing
Mythic Scribes The Art of Fantasy Storytelling
Mythic Scribes A Beginner’s Guide to Writing Descriptions - Part 1
Mythic Scribes A Beginner’s Guide to Writing Descriptions - Part 2
Mythic Scribes How to Write a Compelling Story Using a Familiar Setting
Advice To Writers quote of the day, recommended books, interviews, ...
Martha Alderson Stranded in the Middle of Your Novel?
Victoria Mixon, Author & Editor 5 Things I Learned from Shirley Jackson
Anne R. Allen's Blog ... with Ruth Harris Filter Words and Phrases to Avoid in Writing Fiction
Creative Penn Writing Fiction: This Is How You Write A Story
Better Project Novel How to Use Brand Names in Your Fiction (Just Like TFIOS)
reedsy free courses
reedsy How to Write a Novel - 10 lessons
reedsy How to Write a Novel Using The Three Act Structure
Mythic Scribes Big Picture Story Structure – Part 1: Three-Act Structure
Mythic Scribes Big Picture Story Structure – Part 2: Three-Act Structure
Mythic Scribes Big Picture Story Structure – Part 3: Seven-Point Plot Structure
Well-Storied plotting
Hunting Muses Occum’s Plot Scale
Tales of the Rampant Coyote How to Write Pulp Fiction for Fun and Profit + Part 1 (total of 8 parts)
Richie Billing How To Find Podcasts For Writers
Mythic Scribes 5 Tips for Writing Vivid Descriptions
Write Practice How to Write a Novel (Without Fail): The Complete 20-Step Guide
ProWritingAid online writing courses

Writing Advice
Clarity over Cleverness
Mythic Scribes 5 Keys to Writing Craptastic Fantasy
Book Baby The Absolute Best Books on Writing (according to 10 "top" lists)
Authors Publish 25 Books That Writers of Fiction Should Consider Reading
Book Riot 100 Must-Read, Best Books On Writing And The Writer’s Life
Mythic Scribes Knowing When You’re Ready to Publish
Wristband Express Hand Hobbies: A Resource Guide to Writing Basics
PJ Media How to Write When You Don't Want To
The Complete Creative You are going to get fucked and there’s nothing you can do about it.
Lit Reactor 22 of the Best Single Sentences on Writing
write it sideways 23 Websites that Make Your Writing Stronger
write it sideways 23 (More) Websites that Make Your Writing Stronger
Michael Brent Collings Writing Advice Columns
Michael Brent Collings Should I publish LOTS?
Pub Crawl How To Write A 1-Page Synopsis
Mythic Scribe How to Write a SynopsisCuriouser Editing
Jane Friedman How to Attract a Readership Based on Concept Alone
Tor/Forge Blog Writing Out of Order
The Write Life The 100 Best Websites for Writers in 2017
Script Magazine BREAKING & ENTERING: Done Outlining? Ready to Type Fade in? Think Again
Tor 7 Things I Learned About Starting A Career in Science Fiction
AutoCrit Catch More Mistakes with These DIY Proofreading Techniques
Indies Unlimited
Just Publishing Advice How to Reduce Repetition in Your Manuscript Writing
Mythic Scribes 9 Amazing Blogs for Writers
Charlotte Rains Dixon Indecision is the Devil for Writers
B & N Sci-Fi & Fantasy Blog 5 Ways to Give an Artificial Intelligence Real Personality
Richie Billing Creative writing lectures
Richie Billing The Blog Log
BookBub Start Your Novel with a Bang! 12 Ways to Hook Readers
Mythic Scribe 5 Keys to Writing Craptastic Fantasy
Sterling & Stone StoryShop
Live Write Thrive How to Choose Setting with a Purpose
Live Write Thrive A Look at Masterful Setting Description
Mythic Scribes The Quest for Originality
The Write Practice How to Write a Scary Story: 3 Strategies for Terrifying Scenes
SFWA When to Trunk a Story or Novel?
Mythic Scribes How to Hack the Habit of Creativity
Mark Laidlaw And Then The Murders Began
Quick and Dirty Tips And Then the Murders Began
Locus Magazine Kameron Hurley: Are You Overthinking It?
Mythic Scribes Starting Over - What I’ve Learned So Far
No Wasted Ink No Wasted Ink Writers Links - every monday a new collection of links
Mythic Scribes 9 Amazing Blogs for Writers
Literary Hub Ray Bradbury’s Greatest Writing Advice
Robert Mithell Evans Story Construction in Two Rules
Mythic Scribes Why My Novels Sucked - And What I Did About It
Mythic Scribes 3 Ways to Add a Personal Touch to Your Writing
AutoCrit Category: The Craft of Writing
Mythic Scribes 9 Amazing Blogs for Writers
Project Gutenberg Fiction Writers on Fiction Writing by Various
Zippia Free Resources That Will Make You A Better Writer
Crime Reads How to Write the Perfect Mystery - Writing Advice from the Greats of Crime Fiction
A Song Of Joy by Caroline Furlong On Theme - What It Is, and How It Affects Your Fiction
Mythic Scribes Then What Happened? 8 Things We Learned Writing Our First Sequel
Craft Your Content Why You Should Keep Writing (Even If No One Is Reading)
Sleek Wristbands A Beginner’s Guide for Aspiring Writers
Chapter Check The Self-Publishing Community's ONLY Service Dedicated To Perfecting Your First Chapter
Chapter Check How to Write a Scene (free course)
Mythic Scribes One Letter Every Writer Should Write
Mad Genius Club Navigating from Writing to Publication
Mythic Scribes Pilfering Your Novel Graveyard
Helping Writers Become Authors The Midpoint as the Swivel Point of Your Story’s Linked Structure
Worlds Between the Wasteland and Sky Skin for the Game
A Song Of Joy Caroline Furlong 10 Exercises to Help Improve Your Writing Skills
Mythic Scribes What Lies Beneath: How To Use Subtext To Drive Narrative
Robert Mitchell Evans On Killing Your Darlings
Writer On The Side 5 Lessons from "100 Ways to Improve Your Writing" by Gary Provost
Anne R. Allen's Blog ... Is Your Novel Ready to Publish? 12 Signs You’re Still in the Learning Phase of Your Writing Career
Write Practice Ten Secrets To Write Better Stories
Writers Digest 5 Ways to Increase Conflict in a Story
Jane Friedman Fix Your Scene Shapes to Quickly Improve Your Manuscript
Anne R. Allen Five Common Beginning Writer Storytelling Mistakes
Writers Digest What They Don't Teach You in MFA Programs: 5 Rules for Writing Stories That Work
Write Practice How to Write a Novel (Without Fail): The Complete 20-Step Guide
Richie Billing Great Examples Of The 5 Senses In Writing
Writers Digest 3 Secrets to Great Storytelling
Script Magazine What Will Happen Next? The Art of Suspense
Script Magazine What Will Happen Next? Part 2: Suspense in Action
Sleuth Sayers A Textbook Case: Advice For Fiction Writers
Pro Writing Aid How to Craft an Engaging Arc for Your Story
Mythic Scribes 3 Ways to Add a Personal Touch to Your Writing
Lit Reactor Nuts and Bolts: "Thought" Verbs
AutoCrit How to Write Jaw-Dropping Scenes in Fantasy Fiction
Self-Publishing School 11 Parts of a Story Great Authors Use for Binge-able Books
Kindlepreneur Learn How to Write Faster [22 Tips for Writers]
Ride The Pen Five Senses: Use the 5 senses: How to Tickle Your Reader’s Imagination with Thrilling Description (It’s Easy!)
YouTube Word Essential & Story Works by Word Essential
Mythic Scribes Suspense and Pacing in Fiction
Ride The Pen How to Start a Novel (incl. 31 Famous Story Openers)
Mythic Scribes How to Spot Your Weaknesses as a Writer
How to Write a Novel (Without Fail): The Ultimate 20-Step Guide
Book Baby 15 YouTube Channels For Writers
Reedsy Story Structure: 7 Narrative Structures All Writers Should Know
Kindlepreneur Words to Avoid in Writing: Weak Words to Find, Cut, and Replace
reedsy live Every week we invite top professionals to share their knowledge with you live. Learn how to publish smarter, straight from the people that can help
Savannah Gilbo How to Write a Well-Structured Scene
Portalist 3 Common Writing Mistakes New Sci-Fi/Fantasy Authors Make
Portalist Tips and Resources for Writing Your First Sci-Fi/Fantasy Novel
Portalist 10 of the Best Books on Writing by Sci-Fi and Fantasy Authors
Portalist 7 Pieces of Essential Writing Advice From Sci-Fi And Fantasy Writers
Fictionary How to Use Food to Increase Story Stakes
Portalist 3 Simple Tips on Writing the First 5 Pages of Your Sci-Fi/Fantasy Novel
Elizabeth Spann Craig Your “Easy As Pie” Guide to Subplots + Giveaway (Part 1 of 3)
Elizabeth Spann Craig Your “Easy As Pie” Guide to Subplots + Giveaway (Part 2 of 3)
Elizabeth Spann Craig Your “Easy As Pie” Guide to Subplots + Giveaway (Part 3 of 3)
Aspiring Author vimeo videos
Alexa Bigwarfe WritePublishSell YouTube videos
Holly Lisle: Writer Writing With Integrity: Why Everyone SHOULDN’T Like You

Writing - Short Stories
reedsy How to Craft a Killer Short Story
reedsy What is a Short Story? Definitions and Examples
Janice Hardy's Fiction University Building POV and Stakes in Short Stories
Janice Hardy's Fiction University 5 Tips on Writing a Short Story
Janice Hardy's Fiction University 4 Reasons to Write Short Stories
Write Practice 4 Reasons to Write Short Stories
Eschler Editing Top Three Short Story Mistakes
Castalia House Five Tips for Writing Great Short Fiction: The Case For Classic Adventure
Mythic Scribe Stop Writing That Epic! Why New Writers Should Start Small
Dirty 30s! The Lester Dent Pulp Paper Master Fiction Plot
MIT Open Courseware Writing and Reading Short Stories
Write Practice How to Write a Short Story: 5 Major Steps from Start to Finish
Reedsy Blog What is Flash Fiction? Short, Sharp, Memorable Stories
Reedsy Blog Writing Flash Fiction: 5 Quick Tips for Mini Masterpieces
Quotidian Writer (Diane Callahan) Recipe for a 250-Word Story
Write Practice 9 Key Elements of a Short Story: What They Are and How to Apply Them

Writing - misc
Coupon Follow Money-Saving Guide for Authors and Writers
Royal Armouries collections
Live Write Thrive
Word Tips games people play with letters
No Wasted Ink author interviews and links to writing tips.
Mythic Scribes How to Write an Unforgettable Ending
William Shunn Proper Manuscript Format
The Author Life resources
Mythic Scribes Anticipating Story Length
Ivy Panda 200 Best Writing Tools And Resources Every Student Needs
Mythic Scribes Who’s Killing Fantasy? You Are!
BookBaby Blog Pen Names: How And Why To Use Them
Book Riot 100 Must-Read, Best Books On Writing And The Writer’s Life
Written Word Learn. Hello! Welcome to our library of author information. From writing and publishing to mindset and marketing, we’ve got you covered.
EduBirdie Improve Your Writing With The Help Of Useful Resource
Maryville University Writing Your Own Career: How to Become an Author
Elizabeth Law Reads Ten Things That Make an Editor Stop Reading Your Manuscript
Mythic Scribes History for Fantasy Writers: Pirate
Ivy Panda 16 Brainstorming Techniques to Boost Your Writing Skills
Mythic Scribes Lessons of the Last Witch Hunter
The Write Practice 50+ Inspiring Quotes About Writing and Writers
Story Grid editing method
Pages & Platforms help you realize the full potential of your story and launch it into the world.
StudyCorgi Beating Writer’s Block: 11 Awesome Tips
Book Launch 7 Ways To Overcome Criticism
Portalist 10 of the Best Books on Writing by Sci-Fi and Fantasy Authors
Portalist 7 Pieces of Essential Writing Advice From Sci-Fi And Fantasy Writers
Early Bird Books 11 Quotes to Inspire Readers and Writers
Writers Helping Writers Need a Creative Kick in the Pants
Write Practice The 10 Types of Stories and How to Master Them
Portalist Tips and Resources for Writing Your First Sci-Fi/Fantasy Novel
The Write Practice The 10 Types of Stories and How to Master Them
Computer Hope Microsoft Word keyboard shortcut keys
TradePub free research resources
Richie Billing Sensory Language Examples And Details In Writing
Story Doctor How to Write a Novel: A 16-Step Guide


Writing Class - Larry Correia
Writing Odyssey Larry Correia: Writing Class-Week 1, Part 1 of 2
Writing Odyssey Larry Correia: Writing Class-Week 1, part 2 of 2
Writing Odyssey Larry Correia: Writing Class-Week 2
Writing Odyssey Larry Correia: Writing Class-Week 3

Writing Class - Sarah Hoyt
PJ Media How to Write A Short Story - And Why You Really Should Learn To (a 10 part series)
PJ Media How to Write a Short Story - Oh, the Types You Could Write - Part 2 of a 10-Part Series
PJ Media How to Write A Short Story, Part 3 - Not all ideas are created equal
PJ Media How To Write Short Stories Part 4 - Go For the Feels!

Writing Classes - other
Pro Writing Aid How to Write a Book: The Best Creative Writing Courses Online
L. Ron Hubbard’s Writers of the Future Online Workshop - Writers of the Future judges Orson Scott Card, Tim Powers, and David Farland cover story structure, character development, and the business side of writing in 13 videos—a glimpse of the workshop I took when I became a published finalist in the contest.
James Patterson Teaches Writing
Coursera - Wesleyan University Creative Writing Specialization
Coursera - Wesleyan University Creative Writing: The Craft of Plot
YouTube 2020 Creative Writing Lectures at BYU (Brandon Sanderson)
Skill Share Online Creative Writing Classes
reedsy Explore our free writing courses


Writing Advice - Plotter - Outliner
Mythic Scribes Writing Without Pants - Does Outlining Kill Creativity?
Blake Atwood How to Outline a Novel: A Book Review of K.M. Weiland’s ‘Outlining Your Novel’
Mythic Scribes The Benefits of Outlining: A Layered Approach
Ride The Pen How to Outline a Novel (With Worksheet + Template)
Richie Billing How To Plot A Story
Mark Dawson's Self-Publishing Formual SPS-263: Plotting Your Book, Made Easy - with Ryan Zee & Cameron Sutter
Book Baby How To Outline A Novel
Emma Dhesi How To Use The 3 Act Structure With Ease

Writing Advice - Pantser
Mad Genius Club Return of the Extreme Pantser’s Guide: Getting Started
Mad Genius Club Return to the Extreme Pantser’s Guide: Pacing
Mythic Scribe The Waypoint Writer - A Flexible Way to Plan a Story
Unbound Worlds The Story Comes First: Where to Start with Story Structure
No Wasted Ink Confessions Of A Failed Planner by Ian Lahey
Mythic Scribe Writing Without Pants - Does Outlining Kill Creativity?
Book Baby How To Pants A Novel


Writing Advice - POV - Point Of View
reedsy Writing in Third Person Omniscient vs Third Person Limited
Helping Writers Become Authors What Every Writer Ought to Know About the Omniscient POV
Mythic Scribes Mastering Multiple POV in 6 Steps
Mythic Scribes Mastering Multiple POV in 6 Steps
Edit Torrent Good reasons for multiple POV

Writing Advice - Characters
Sara Letourneau's Official Website & Blog The Character Evolution Files, No. 1: What is Character Evolution, and Why Is It Important?
Sara Letourneau's Official Website & Blog The Character Evolution Files, No. 2: What Are the Three Types of Character Arcs?
Daily Writing Tips 100 Words for Facial Expressions
Writers Digest When Flaws Go Too Far: Avoiding Unlikeable Characters
medium How to Write About Characters Who Are Smarter Than You
medium How To Write About Characters Who Are Dumber Than You
reedsy 8 Character Development Exercises to Help You Nail Your Character
reedsy How to Create a Character Profile: the Ultimate Guide (with Template)
Mythic Scribe 5 Ways to Build Stronger Characters
Mythic Scribe 5 Characteristics of a Hero
Mythic Scribes Using Plot to Reveal Character Transformation
Mythic Scribes Secondary Characters: An Important Tool in a Writer’s Toolkit
Mythic Scribes Insider and Outsider Viewpoints
Mythic Scribes 4 Keys to Writing Archetypal Characters
Mythic Scribes The Magnificent(ly Flawed) Seven - Classic Characters Whose Flaws Make Them Great
Mythic Scribes 5 Myths About Writing Characters
Mythic Scribes 7 Tips On How To Make Your Antagonist More Prominent
Mythic Scribes From Serviceable to Memorable: 5 Principles for Dialogue That Delivers Character Bio Template for Writers: 200 Character Development Questions
Mythic Scribes 5 Tips for Writing Kick-Ass Characters
Caroline Furlong Killing Characters, Part 1: Is It Necessary to Make a Novel/Series Believable?
Mythic Scribes Making It Worse for a Character: The How and Why
Mythic Scribes Change Arc: The Inner Journey
Mythic Scribes How to Hook Readers with Nuanced Emotion
Cheah Kit Sun How to Create Believable Character Flaws
A Song Of Joy A Review of the Heroine Archetype
Mythcreants Distinguishing Characters in Dialogue
Mythic Scribes Defining Human
Mythic Scribes Dark Lord Darkington Darkingly — How to Avoid the Dark Lord Cliché
Richie Billing Men Writing Women: 5 Mistakes To Watch Out For
Mythic Scribes Secondary Characters: An Important Tool in a Writer’s Toolkit
Richie Billing Character Plotting
reedsy How to Write Natural Dialogue in 11 Steps!
Pro Writing Aid 5 Fun Writing Exercises to Help You Craft Amazing Characters
Richie Billing Men Writing Women Characters - 5 Pitfalls To Avoid
Story Embers 6 Tips for Writing Grief Realistically
Pro Writing Aid Building Great Characters: A Guide for Writers
The Writing Bug a blog for those who have caught it: Best of the Blogs: Crafting Characters
A Song OF Joy By Caroline Furlong Writerly Sound Bites, Number 4: Character Progression - Or Character Destruction?
A Song OF Joy By Caroline Furlong Writerly Sound Bites, Number 5: Character Progression - Which Archetype Are You Using?
A Song OF Joy By Caroline Furlong Writerly Sound Bites, Number 6: Character Progression - Consistency and Repetition Make Even a Broken Character Who He Is
A Song OF Joy By Caroline Furlong Writerly Sound Bites, Number 8: Character Progression – How Characters Broken by Trauma Recover and Rebuild, Part 1
Mythic Scribes The Magnificent(ly Flawed) Seven – Classic Characters Whose Flaws Make Them Great
Ride The Pen How to Lend Each Character Their Unique Voice (feat. ‘Lord of the Rings’ Dialogue)
Writers Helping Writers The Six Stages of Your Hero’s Character Arc

Writing Advice - Villains
Mythic Scribes Writing Better Villains
Mythic Scribes How to Write Captivating Villains
Mythic Scribe 5 Characteristics of an Epic Villain
Mythic Scribes Writing a Great Villain
Mythic Scribes How to Design Your Diabolical Cult
A Song Of Joy The Three Main Categories of Villainess
A Song OF Joy By Caroline Furlong Writerly Sound Bites, Number 3: The Worship of Evil - Or, "The Villain Is the Hero of His Own Story"
A Song Of Joy Further Reflections on Evil
Richie Billing The Bad Guys - Tips On Writing A Villain
Book Baby Blog What Makes A Great Villain? Dehumanization & Monsters in Literature: Types with Examples
Write Practice How to Write a Good Villain: 6 Scenes Your Story Needs


Writing Advice - Fight Scenes - Combat
Fantasy-Faction Writing Fight Scenes - What an Editor Wants to See
YouTube Le combat en armure au XVe siècle (combat in medieval armor)
YouTube Can You Move in Armour?
Mythic Scribes Writing the Military: 5 Biggest Mistakes
Mythic Scribes 6 Tips for Writing a Knockout Fight Scene
Mythic Scribes 3 Tips for Writing Action Scenes
Cheah Kit Sun The Secret to Writing Powerful Action Scenes
Mythic Scribes How to Write Battle Scenes
Mythic Scribes Writing the Military: 5 Biggest Mistakes
Mythic Scribes Medieval Blunt Weaponry - A Primer for Writers

Writing Advice - Love Scenes
Mythic Scribes A Fine Line Between Love and Death - How to Write Love Scenes

Writing Advice - Love and Romance Ideas
Janice Hardy's Fiction University Plotting a Short Love Story
Write Practive 25 Love Story Prompts to Kindle Romance and Friendship Write Practive 20 Romance Story Ideas
Write Practive How to Write a Love Story: The Definitive Guide to the Most Popular Type of Story

Writing Humor Humor Is No Laughing Matter
Notes From The Bunker Some author humor: You know you are a writer when you ...
reedsy AI Novel Generator
Writing Cooperative 20 Markets That Publish Humor Writing
autocrit How to Make Your Writing Funnier - A Video by TED-Ed
Electric Lit This Handy Chart Automatically Generates a Pitch for Your New Novel - Feeling stuck? We help you skip the writing and go straight to the press release
Mythic Scribes Comedy: Your First Reading Quest
Mythic Scribes Humor in Fantasy Fiction
diy MFA Writing Humor When You Don’t Think You’re Funny
Writing Cooperative Your Humor Piece Needs Way Less Explanation Than You Think It Does
Writing Cooperative How to Write Satire and Humor
Writing Cooperative Top 10 Short Humor Writing Mistakes: Advice From an Editor
Hyoom How to Write Satire
Writing Cooperative How to Be a More Prolific Humor Writer - 5 strategies to increase your funny writing output
YouTube Dungeons & Dragons: Writer Edition
Book Baby Blog How To Fail As A Writer In 23 Easy Steps
Fictionary Writing humour: Applying humour to your writing


Writing Advice - Show vs. Tell
Autocrit Why You Shouldn’t Tell What You Can Show
Mythic Scribe Speaking Without Words - Writing Body Language
Ride The Pen Show, Don’t Tell: Your Frame-Worthy Mini-Guide (With 17 Examples)
Richie Billing The Best Show Don’t Tell Examples For Writers


Writing Advice - World Building
Portalist The Best Opening Lines in Science Fiction and Fantasy Books
Pro Writing Aid 3 Best World-Building Apps for RPG Gamers and Fantasy Writers
IO9 7 Deadly Sins of Worldbuilding
IO9 The Rules of Quick and Dirty Worldbuilding
Autocrit How Better World Building Will Keep You out of Trouble
Lost Kingdom Fantasy world economics 101
Mythic Scribes Adding Depth to a Fantasy World
Mythic Scribes Warfare in Fantasy: Forgotten Logistics
Mythic Scribes Worldbuilding on the Crossroads
Kal Spriggs Worldbuilding in Science Fiction: Part 1 Foundations
Mythic Scribes Worldbuilding on the Crossroads
Mythic Scribes Backstory - How Much is Too Much?
Mythic Scribes Writing Believable Fantasy - A Guide to Keeping It Real
Mythic Scribes Building a Better War - Using Politics in Fantasy Fiction
Mythic Scribes Warfare in Fantasy: Forgotten Logistics
Richie Billing The Races of Fantasy: Re-Use, Recycle or Rubbish?
medium Notes on Medieval Population Geography
Pro Writing AidHow to Build an Amazing Magic System for Your Fantasy Novel
Janice Hardy's Fiction University Making Magic Systems That Work and Wow
Reedsy Worldbuilding Guide & Template: Your #1 Resource
Fictionary 10 Science Fiction Elements Every Novel Should Include Fantasy Map Generator

Writing Advice - World Building - Languages
Leilogos comprehensive set of resources for the study of languages of the world
Google translate
Languge Creation Society
Etymonline online etymology dictionary
Mythic Scribes 3 Easy Steps to Crafting a Language for Your Fantasy Novel
Mythic Scribes 7 Online Resources for Creating Fantasy Languages


Writing Advice - Quoting
The Book Designer How to Legally Use Quotations in Your Book

Writing Advice - Quoting Lyrics
BookBaby Blog How to legally quote song lyrics in your book
BookBaby Blog Lyrics In Books: Your Questions Answered
M.L.Banner Using Lyrics in Your Book Could Be Expensive
PD Info Public Domain Information Project

Writing Advice - Copyright - Fair Use
Pluralistic: Daily Links From Cory Doctorow Pluralistic: 30 Apr 2022 (Disney's writer wage theft, a year on)
Book Baby What To Include On Your Book’s Copyright Page
U.S.Government Registration Portal
reedsy How To Copyright A Book: A Comprehensive Guide
Bloggers Guide to Copyright and DMCA
Jane Friedman A Writer’s Guide to Fair Use and Permissions + Sample Permissions Letter
Morse A Writer's Guide to Fair Use
Authors Publish The Truth About Copyright and Creative Writing How to Copyright a Book: A Step-By-Step Guide
Book Designer How to Use Lyrics Without Paying a Fortune or a Lawyer
Book Designer What Every Writer Ought to Know about Fair Use and Copyright
Joslyn Law Firm Copyright for Writers: Protecting Your Work

Writing Advice - Plagiarism
Fall Into The Story Not a Rant, but a promise
Fall Into The Story CopyPasteCrisis

Writing Advice - Plagiarism Checker
google search: plagiarism checker
Small SEO Tools Plagiarism Checker
Grammarly Plagiarism Checker
quetext Plagiarism Checker &ation Assistant
Dupli Checker Plagiarism Checker
bibme Plagiariasm and Grammar checker
Scribbr Plagiarism Checker
plagramme free online plagiarism checker
Citation Machine Plagiarism Checker
EasyBib Plagiarism and Grammar Checker
EduBirdie Plagiarism Checker
Chegg Writing Plagiarism Checker
Chegg Writing spell checking and more
enago Plagiarism Check
Online Plagiarism Checker
pl text Plagiarism Checker
Fixgerald No Plagiarism, No Trouble!


Writing Advice - Editing
Editorial Freelancers Association Editorial Rates
Raised by Wolves Killing Babies
Book Baby Blog What Type Of Book Editing Do You Need? And When?
Janice Hardy's Fiction University The Difference Between a Revision, a Rewrite, and a Redraft
Driven 2 Write Just how far should your editor go?
Mythic Scribes Target Editing - A Time-Saving Strategy for Writers
Mythic Scribes How To Edit Your Own Writing
Mythic Scribes 5 Steps to Effective Editing
Editorial Freelancers Association
Association of Freelance Editors, Proofreaders, and Indexers
Society For Editors and Proofreaders
Pro Writing Aid 6 Steps to Hiring a Good Editor
Pro Writing Aid How to Self-Edit Your Manuscript Like a Pro


Writing Advice - Reviews
Daria Anne How to Write a Quality Book Review
Richie Billing List of 250+ Book Reviewers | All Genres
pubby fee based author review site
Readers' Favorite submit your book for review


Writing Advice - Writing Exercises
reedsy 100+ Creative Writing Exercises for Fiction Authors How to Write Fast: A Review

Pro Writing Aid
Pro Writing Aid upcoming events
Pro Writing Aid replay prior events
Nick Stephenson


Writing Conferences
Publishing ... and Other Forms of Insanity. Writing Conferences The Best 11 Writing Conferences for Authors in 2024


Writers Group - Critiques
Mythic Scribes Critiques: A How-To Guide
Buzz Feed Books If Jane Austen Got Feedback From Some Guy In A Writing Workshop - Just a couple notes.
Writer How to be a good critique partner for another writer
Galaxy Press A Guide to Critiquing a Story: Seven Vital Elements Every Story Must Have
Mythic Scribes Critiques: A How-To Guide
Writing Cooperative Your Published Fiction Will Be Criticized, Here’s How to Deal With It - A few tips to keep self-doubt at bay
Mythic Scribes How to Get Good Feedback on Your Writing - Asking the Right Person the Right Questions
Ride The Pen The Ultimate Guide to Finding the Perfect Beta Reader
Mythic Scribes How to Get Good Feedback on Your Writing — Asking the Right Person the Right Questions
Pages & Platforms The Problem With Most Writing Groups...
K.M.Allan 6 Ways To Make The Most Of Bad Feedback
Wreiters Magazine The benefits of online critique groups - Online critique groups offer support, guidance, and friendships.
Portalist How to Ask for Feedback on Your SFF Novel

Writers Groups
Insecure Writer's Support Group
for writers writers group list
Science Fiction & Fantasy Writers of America links to writers workshops
critters workshop science fiction, fantasy and horror online writers workshop
Mythic Scribes Writing Groups 101
meetup search for writing groups.
Richie Billing Online Writing Groups
Write Life 41 Places to Find a Critique Partner Who Will Help You Improve Your Writing
Janice Hardy's Fiction University If You're Looking for a Critique Group or Partner, Critique Connection is Now Open
Pro Writing Aid 17 Facebook Groups For Writers You Should Join


Book Promotion - Marketing
reedsy Promotion Services in 2019
Your First 10,000 Readers Book Promotion on a Budget - Tips for a Beginner Writer
Mythic Scribes 5 Tips for Building Your Author Brand
Mythic Scribes How to Promote Your Latest Work With a Blog
Mythic Scribes How to Market Your Self-Published Book
reedsy Best Book Review Blogs of 2020, Curated with love by Reedsy
Storiad marketing and promotion for authors
Terrible Minds Rating Self-Promotional Techniques For Authors And Their Books
Kindlepreneur +127 of the Top Free and Paid Book Promotion Sites Smart links for book marketing
Kindlepreneur NetGalley Review: Is NetGalley Worth It? w/ 50% Off Coupon!
Net Galley
Books Go Social
Publishing ... and Other Forms of Insanity. here to Get Reviews
Mythic Scribes The Great Free Book Debate: The Readers
Mythic Scribes The Great Free Book Debate: The Authors
BookBub BookBub’s Resource Library
Mythic Scribes 3 Ways To Market Your Book For Free (pinterest, wattpad, perma free)
YouTube Getting Book Reviews (New Rules!) How to Get Amazon Reviews for Your Book Without Getting Slapped
Book Sprout free and fee promotion
Book bub Marketing a New Book Release: 9 Tips You HAVE to See
Book bub 10 Top Book Marketing Articles from BookBub in 2020
Book bub 140 Book Marketing Ideas to Help Authors Increase Sales
No Wasted Ink How Authors Can Promote On YouTube & Use Patreon by Adam Mulholland
BookBub How to Launch a New Book Using BookBub’s Marketing Tools
Book Launch The Introvert’s Guide to Book Marketing
Anne R. Allen's Blog ... With Ruth Harris Beast Your Amazon Bio and Sell More Books
Hello Books
Book Baby Planning And Capitalizing On Your Book’s Pre-Sale
Book Baby Your Book Needs A Pre-Sale Period To Be Successful
Anne R. Allen's Blog How to Introduce Yourself as an Author and Build a Strong Author Brand
Anne R. Allen's Blog... with Ruth Harris How Amazon and Bookbub Will Help You Sell Books–FREE
Richie Billing What Is StoryOrigin And Why Should Writers Use It?
Chad R. Allen How to Write a Compelling Bio for Your Book Proposal
Sandra Gerth Twitter Tips For Authors
Author Media How Book
Kickstart Your Book Sales podcast
Kindlepreneur How to Sell Books Direct to Readers: The Complete Guide

Complete Creative How to build your creative career
King Sumo email marketing app for WordPress
Book Baby Is Your Email List Your Greatest Asset As An Author?
Self-Publishing School How to Build an Author Platform: 8 Important Steps for Beginners
Self-Publishing School How to Market a Book: 2020 Book Marketing Strategies to SELL
The World According To Quinn Adventures in Amazon Advertising: BATTLE FOR THE WASTELANDS
Richie Billing List of Book Reviewers
Jane Friedman Sometimes Better Than Blogging: Guest Blogging
Book linker One link for your book that works for all Amazon stores
Kindlepreneur How To Sell Your Book On Amazon [70 Book Marketing Tips]
Story Origin fee and free marketing tools
Richie Billing 5 Reasons Why Every Writer Should Use Story Origin
BookBub Authors on Social Media: Choosing Platforms & Avoiding Burnout
Richie Billing Contribute Guest Posts And Submissions
Writing Cooperative Social Media Tips For Your Author Platform
Inventing Reality Editing Service 7 Tips for Building your Author Platform
Keywords Everywhere a plugin for Firefox or Chrome to help you see what keywords are popular.
Technium 1,000 True Fans

Audio Book Promoting
Audiobook Codes


Book Publishing
Almossawi The Big Five US Trade Book Publishers
Writer Beware How Predatory Companies Are Trying to Hijack Your Publisher Search
David Gaughran Elm Hill Books: Another HarperCollins Vanity Press
David Gaughran Vanity and The Media
David Gaughran The One Where An Author Steals Text From My Book To Sell Pirated Software
Spectator USA When diversity means uniformity - I’d been suffering under the misguided illusion that the purpose of mainstream publishers like Penguin Random House was to sell...
Publishers Marketplace
Preditors & Editors a guide to publishers and publishing services for serious writers since 1997. (currently offline)
Monster Hunter Nation How Authors Get Paid, part 2
Digital Book World The Self-Publishing Debate: A Social Scientist Separates Fact from Fiction (Part 3 of 3)
Dean Wesley Smith Killing the Sacred Cows of Publishing
Dean Wesley Smith The New World of Publishing: The Real Price of Traditional Publishing
Publishing Perspectives How Much Do Writers Earn? Less Than You Think
Draft2Digital electronic publishing
Ink Shares print and electronic publishing of books selected by readers.
Parvus fantasy and science fiction eBook publishers.
Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers of America (SFWA) Small Presses
Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers of America (SFWA) Self-Publishing
publishizer a different way to find a publisher
Just Publishing Advice Amazon Book Review Policies - An Amazon book review cannot be posted for free ebooks.
YouTube Dear Aspiring Authors...
Mythic Scribes How to Get a Book Published - The 7 Step Plan
Bundle Rabbit collaborative publishing
Books-A-Million bookstore
Kristine Kathryn Rusch Business Musings: An Agent Nightmare Revealed
ebook launch providing: editing, cover design, ebook formatting and print book formatting
Deranged Doctor Design
Publishers Weekly Pirating on CreateSpace
shopify Print on Demand: A Low-Risk Way to Sell Custom T-Shirts, Books, and More
Bulk Books Publishing a Book: A Guide to Becoming an Author
Guardian Why authors are turning down lucrative deals in favour of Substack
Holly Lisle: Writer Ordering to the net, or ... How to kill a career in three easy books

Mad Genius club About that Publishing Contract ...

Writers Markets - Publisher Listings
Duotrope a fee based web site that list markets for your work. Ralan's SpecFic & Humor Webstravaganza (free listing of markets)
Facebook Open Call: Science Fiction, Fantasy & Pulp Markets
Publishing ... and Other Forms of Insanity Paying Markets
Publishing ... and Other Forms of Insanity Mega-List of Science Fiction and Fantasy Magazines - Paying markets
Publishing ... and Other Forms of Insanity Free Contests
Publishing ... and Other Forms of Insanity Calls for Submissions
Richie Billing List of Fantasy Publishers (short fiction)
Richie Billing List of Fantasy Publishers (long fiction)
Richie Billing List of Fantasy Magazines and Journals
Richie Billing List of Fantasy Publishers
Reedsy Best Book Publishing Companies
P:ublishing Never Killed The Writer 16 Speculative Fiction Magazines Open for Submissions NOW — Paying markets

Writers Markets - Writer Beware - Scams - Vanity Presses
Just Publishing Advice New Authors Beware of Scam Agents and Publishing Sharks
reedsy Authors Beware: Scams and Publishing Companies to Avoid
Reedsy Blog Book Publishers to Avoid (and Other Shady Author Scams)
Alliance of Independent Authors Fool Me Twice: How Victims of Vanity Presses Fall Victim to Other Scams
Anne R. Allen Publishing Scammers are Proliferating like Tribbles: How to Stay Safe

Kickstarter Best Practices for Fiction Writers fre course
Kindlepreneur ISBN Bar Code Generator
Libby's Books Do’s and Don’ts of Self-Publishing
The Daily Dot What 'Baboon Fart Story' says about Amazon and ebook publishing
Monster Hunter Nation Fisking the HuffPo’s Snooty Rant About Self-Publishing
The Guardian Stop the press: half of self-published authors earn less than $500
Just Publishing Advice My 7 Best Free Tools For Self Publishing Authors
Just Publishing Advice five Must Read Blogs For Self Publishing Authors
Mythic Scribes How to Market Your Self-Published Book
reedsy The Complete Guide to Ebook Distribution
reedsy How to Self-Publish a Book: The Definitive Guide
Hugh Howey Best-Selling AND Unknown by M.L. Banner
Mad Genius Club Kindle Create and Vellum: a brief comparative review
P.J.Boox Bookstore specializing in independent and small publishers
Spouting Off CreateSpacing
ame (Author Marketing Experts) Amazon’s Disappearing Reviews: The Surprising Reason Why Book Reviews are Getting Pulled (and how to fix it)
Publishing ... and Other Forms of Insanity. Self-Publishing
Canva online image design (free and fee based)
Literary Hub 50 Very Bad Book Covers for Literary Classics
Pro Writing Aid Self-Publishing 101: A Step-by-Step Guide to Sharing Your Idea With the World
Inventing Reality Editing Service Self-publishing vs. mainstream publishin
Vellum eBook software for the Mac
DIY Book Covers cover creator and 3D Mockups
99 Designs artists for hire for book covers and other commercial ventures
100 Covers Quality, custom book cover designs
Book Brush The Easiest way to Create Professional Ads & Social Media Images for your books (free and fee options)

Bookstores - Book Stores
Honest Broker What Can We Learn from Barnes & Noble's Surprising Turnaround?

Writers Markets - Publishing Problems
Writer Beware blog of current problems to watch out for
Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers of America Writers Beware - website listing of problems to watch out for
Writer Beware Facebook page
Kristine Kathryn Rusch Business Rusch Publishing Articles

Science Fiction and Fantasy Writing Resources
Science Fiction & Fantasy Writers of America (SFWA)
Now Novel 43 must-visit sci-fi websites for writers
Super Summary Science Fiction and Fantasy Writing Resources
Indie Author News
Publishing ... and Other Forms of Insanity. Speculative Fiction Resources
To The Brink (David Brin) Explore Science Fiction: The Literature of the Future
Locus Magazine
Worlds Without End books, authors, publishers, resources, blogs, forums, ....
Blog Rank Top 50 SciFi & Fantasy Novels blogs
University of Michigan Fantasy and Sciencr Fiction Website
Internet Speculative Fiction Database (ISFD) catalog of bibliograpic data
Gunn Center For The Study of Science Fiction


Online Tools - website builders
WebSiteSetup Best Website Builders

Online Tools - Map Makers
Mythic Scribes Map Building for Fantasy Writers
DickWizardry 5 Amazing Free Fantasy Map Builders
Azgaar’s Fantasy Map Generator
ProFantasy Campaign Cartographer
World Spinner
World Anvil map builder, and a whole lot more.

Online Tools - games
Toasted Cheese Writer’s Excuse Bingo
UnscrambleX word unscrambler (play with your letters)

Online Tools - submission software
The Grinder a submission tracker and market database for writers of fiction

Online Tools - writing - grammar - spelling - punctiation ... checkers
Pro Writing Aid The Best Free Writing Apps
editMinion check your writing for adverbs, weak words, passive voice, prepositions, ... (free)
Hemingway Editor online tool to help you write more like Ernest Hemingway
I Write Like this statistical analysis tool analyzes your word choice and writing style and compares them with those of the famous writers.
Passive Territory passive word checker (free)
Grammarly grammar checker (fee) spell, grammar, thesaurus checking (free) grammar, spelling and style checking (free)
Paper Rater grammar, spelling check (free)
Grammar Check grammar check (free)
SpellCheckPlus spell check (free)
Ginger grammar check (free)
AutoCrit Manuscript Editing Software for Fiction Writers - annual fee (or use their limited free option)
grammarly online grammar checker
Spell Checker online spell and grammar checker
White Smoke online spell, grammar and writing checker.
White Smoke spell, grammar, punctuation, plagiarism checker (subscription)
Lit Lift free on-line novel and story writing software.
Lit Lift blog inspiration, writing tips, ...
One Stop For Writers Emotional Thesaurus, Negative Trait Thesaurus, Positive Trait Thesaurus, Symbolism and Motif Thesaurus, ...
Free Thesaurus from the people who are providing the Free Dictionary
Kristina Van Hoose NaNoWriMo Prep Tools
Product Hunt Tools for Writers - Handy tools for bloggers and writers to write more good
Mashable 7 free tools for anyone who wants to become a better writer
After The Deadline open source plugin for web writers (spelling style and grammar checking)
123 help me while it appears to focus on non-fiction writing, their tools can help with fiction writing as well.
Garammar Lookup Easy to use grammar, spell and punctuation checker
Book Baby Nine Manuscript Editing Software Programs You Should Consider
Story Shop University resources for writers
Pro Writing Aid grammar, spelling, and style checking software - free and fee versions
Write Practice ProWritingAid Review: Will This Grammar Checker Fix Your Writing Issues?
Chegg Writing grammar checker
Essay On Time Grammar Checker
writer Free Online Grammar Checker
WizCase How Good Grammar Saves Lives and Other Reasons It’s Still Important
Grammica check for: grammar, spelling and punctuation errors.
Richie Billing How To Fix Passive Voice Misuse

Online Tools - dictionaries
OneLook General dictionaries and glossaries indexed by the OneLook® search engine
OneLook Reverse Dictionary
Cambridge Dictionary
the Free Dictionary
google dictionary
Merrian Webster dictionary and thesaurus
Urban Dictionary for slang
Describing Words
Related Words
Reverse dictionary

Online Tools - word frequency counter
Word Counter word frequency counter word counter, frequency counter and other analytics.
Write Words Word Frequency Counter
Write Words Phrase Frequency Counter
wordle create a "word cloud" from text
Count Wordsworth
Online Text Edit

Online Tools - word counter
Easy Word Count
Word Counter
Character Counter also counts words

Online Tools - change case
Convert Case
Text case converter
Case Converter
Case Convert
Convert Text Case
Exends Class - Freer Online Toolbox For Developers case converter

Online Tools - names
Anne R. Allen's Blog Naming Fictional Characters: 10 Tips to Avoid Pitfalls
Character Names tips on choosing character names
Baby Names
List of Random Names random name generator
Social Security top names
Seventh Sanctum random generators of ideas, weapons, spells, names, ...
Seventh Sanctum Name Generators
Redneck Baby Names
Quizopolis name generators
Character Name Generator
Top 100 Baby Name Search
Behind The Name the etymology and history of first names
Reedsy character name generator
Behind The Name etymology and history of first names
names the meanings of names
Fantasy Name Generators
Richie Billing Fantasy Name Generator
Richie Billing Elven Names Generator
Random Name Generator based on US Census
Social Security popular names
Name Generator fun
Nameberry baby names
Name Generator based on user suggestions

Online Tools - plot
Seventh Sanctum Writing Ideas
Masterpiece Generator Plot Generator
reedsy Plot Generator
Novel Factory online software to guide you with: plot templates, character builders, writing guides, ...
Fictionary online software to help with story arc, scenes, POV, story elements, ...
Plottr online software for book planning
World Anvil world building tools, maps. timelines, novel-writing software.
Pro Writing Aid AI tool for grammar checking, style improvement, rephrae ugestions, ...

Online Tools - writing prompts
springhole random generators - designed for FRPs, but usable for writers
Seventh Sanctum random generators including Writing Prompt Generator
Writing Exercises random generators
Story Shock flash fiction - Writing Prompt Generator
Story Base narrative writing prompts
Creative Writing Prompts
The Story Starter
Toasted Cheese Writing Prompt Calendar
Daily Page
diy mfa writer igniter - writing prompt (character, situation, prop, setting)
tumblr writing prompts that don't suck
tumblr I Dare You To Write
The Daily Post Daily Prompts
Writers Digest 25 Plot Twist Ideas and Prompts for Writers
The Write Practice Top 100 Short Story Ideas
The Write Practice 20 Spine-tingling Horror Story Prompts
Ride The Pen Creative Writing Prompts
diyMFA Writer Igniter (writing prompts)

Online Tools - Style Analysis
I Write Like
Mark Allen Thornton Who do you write like?
My Social Brain Who do you write like?

Online Tools - Other
Book Bureau news, and listings of agents, agencyies, publishers,
Holly Heisey premade ebook covers
Kindlepreneur QR Code Generator For Authors
Writing Exercises provides a variety of useful tools
Information Desk toools and tutorials: thesaurus collection, story structure, character builder, world builder, novel wrting, ...
Cutting Edge Studio Resources Online Tools - Text Readers
Natural Reader
Free Text To Speech Reader
Speechify Text-To-Speech Online
Woord Text into Audio
Smart SEO Tools Text To Speech
wideo Free Text to Speech Software (TTS)

Online Tools - A Tax Cheat Sheet for Kindle eBook Self-Publishing
TurboTax A Tax Cheat Sheet for Kindle eBook Self-Publishing


Offline Tools - Writing (install on your computer)
Literature and Latte Scrivener - content-generation tool for writers
Write Practice Scrivener: A Better Word Processor for Writers
Novel Factory novel writing software - offline as well as online versions
Storyist novel writing software
Mariner Software Storymill - novel writing software
Aeon Timeline novel writing software - visual timeline software
SpaceJock Software Sonar 3 (submission tracking software) (free)
SpaceJock Software yWrite (word processor) (free)
SpaceJock Software yEdit (word processor) (free)
Richard Salsbury's Home Page Rough Draft (word processor)
Hemingway Editor for PC and Mac
Writer Unboxed How to Keep Track of All Your Novel’s Details
Stephen R, Willis Best Free Novel Writing Software
FreeWriter free writing software
Manuskript open-source tool for writers
Kitty Chandler Writing Resources
Mythic Scribes Novel Writing Software - Which Programs Are the Best?
Kindlepreneur Best Book Writing Software
Mythic Scribes Novel Writing Software - Which Programs Are the Best?
Kindlepreneur Best Book Writing Software
Mythic Scribes Review of Campfire Pro Writing Software
Self-Publishing School Best Book Writing Software: 14 Writing Tools For Authors
ReedsyBlog Book Writing Software: 11 Programs to Bring Your Book to Life
Pro Writing Aid We Review The Novel Factory [2021]
Write Practice Book Writing Software (2023): Top 10 Pieces of Software for Writers

Offline Tools - Spell / Grammar Checkers (install on your computer)
Call Scotland Which Spellchecker? (comparison of spellcheckwers)
Ghotit - I Got It Right grammar and punctuation check, ...
Ginger Software grammar checker, dictionary, ...
Text Help Read & Write for Windows
Claro Software ClaroRead for PC
Sequence Publishing TheSage English Dictionary and Thesaurus
WordWeb Pro English thesaurus and dictionary for Windows
Spell Web spell check with grammar check and a thesaurus
Clear Writer Clear Edits (grammar check and a whole lot more)
Language Tool open source language checker
lingucomponent grammar checking software for OpenOffice.
SmartEdit Lite SmartEdit is a first-pass-editing tool for creative writers and novelists. (free)
SmartEdit SmartEdit is a first-pass-editing tool for creative writers and novelists. (fee)
PageFour Software for Novelists and Creative Writers
White Smoke spelling, grammer checker, punctuation, style and structure checkers

Offline Tools - Other (install on your computer)
Tor/Forge Blog 5 Gaming Tools to Help Your Writing
Writers Digest Free Downloads For Writers

Offline Tools - Other
Custom Writing Word Processors Through Time: Before MS Word & Google Docs
Early Bird Books 6 Exciting Literary Board Games for Book Lovers - Make some room on your book shelf for these great games!



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